trip out v.1
1. to experience a hallucinogenic drug or a simulacrum thereof; cit. 1998 refers (poss. naively) to heroin; also fig. use.
|Sat. Eve. Post 239 44/1: On Los Angeles' Sunset Strip, in ‘the acid capital of the world,’ [...] students continue to trip out, in search of their souls, or enlightenment, or just ‘kicks’.|
|Science News 17 Apr. 264: The worst bummer of all time was recorded by Robert Louis Stevenson. It seems that the good Dr. Jekyll tripped out on a mysterious powder and ended up as the nefarious Mr. Hyde.|
|Flyboy in the Buttermilk (1992) 33: Both the first and the second albums we did in one day, tripping out of our minds like a motherfucker.‘Atomic Dog’ in|
|Inside 64: [of heroin] My cellmates were tripping out in a world of their own.|
|Layer Cake 256: I’m sitting in there tripping out, but it ain’t too psychedelic.|
2. in fig. or ext. uses of sense 1.
(a) to lose control, to leave normality.
|Hy Lit’s Unbelievable Dict. of Hip Words 18: golden girl – The main chick; a fantastic fox that makes every guy trip out.|
|Jones Men 31: The blood was just pourin’ out, and everybody just trippin’ out.|
|Campus Sl. Oct.|
|Da Bomb [Internet] 29: Trip out: To get crazy.|
|Westsiders 158: The machine just tripped out.|
(b) to strike one as funny, crazy, extraordinary or amazing.
|Hy Lit’s Unbelievable Dict. of Hip Words 42: (it will) trip you out – To be informed of an amazing or sensational bit of delightful information.|
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 258: trip out 1. Have a good time.|
|Makes Me Wanna Holler (1995) 100: That first hit tripped me out on a lot of levels.|
|Campus Sl. Fall 11: TRIP – please. or make laugh: ‘That play was totally hilarious and completely TRIPPED me out.’.|
(c) to obsess or fantasize about.
|Blood Brothers 118: I start trippin’ out on death an’ what’s it all mean.|
|(con. 1967) Welcome to Vietnam (1989) 155: It is the old French bunker [...] As superstitious as this guy is, I can just imagine the tripping out he does on that.|
(d) to be amazed, delighted.
|Campus Sl. Mar. 7: trip, trip out – to become extremely excited: He was tripping out when Jordan slamdunked the ball at the buzzer.|
|Monster (1994) 254: The following day we went to the Islamic Center [...] and I totally tripped out.|
|Source Oct. 43: Maia Campbell . . . will trip out in G’s Trippin’.|
(e) to feel confused.
|8 Ball Chicks (1998) 39: I’m tripping out. If we can have this truce now, why did we ever start shooting at each other?|
(f) to confuse, to render someone emotionally unstable, to perturb.
|(con. 1960s) Tripmaster Monkey 235: She was tripping him out as on drugs.|
|Whores for Gloria 91: That really tripped me out when somebody knocked on the door. He jumped off the bed and drew his gun.|
|8 Ball Chicks (1998) 39: What really trips me out is I never see the sunlight in my dreams.|